A very funny new series from the creator of Trolls, it’s a brilliant mix of Horrible Histories and Blackadder. Fast-moving, side-splittingly funny, irreverent adventure stories are played out against the backdrop of great and gruesome history through one family tree, the disastrously unlucky Warts, through the centuries as they attempt to survive whatever is thrown at them. As Ditherus Wart is selected to join Gladiator school he must hatch a cunning plan or death will almost certainly arrive. Be sure to check out the other book in the History of Warts series Custardly Wart: Pirate (third class).
Ditherus is tempted into buying a sword from a mysterious peddler. Searched by centurion Marcus Furius when he gets home, Ditherus is thrown into prison when the sword is discovered and sentenced to death as a traitorous thief. Ditherus and his servant are taken to Gladiator School where the motto is 'Death or Glory - but most likely Death'.
|Publication date:||2nd June 2008|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing Plc|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers|
Alan was born in Watford and went to university in Bangor, North Wales, where he studied English and Drama. He started working life in a travelling theatre company, visiting schools all over the country & writing much of their material. He says it was a useful apprenticeship - if the audience didn't like the play, they talked through it or threw bits of paper at the actors. He very quickly learned what children liked.Alan later trained as a drama teacher at Nottingham University, but most of his work in connection with the theatre has been as a writer or ...More About Alan Macdonald